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God’s Grace; October 17, 2020


Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. I was struck just now by the fact that Luke used the word, grace, in relation to the … Continue reading

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Cleansing; October 15, 2020


 Zechariah 13:1 “On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.” As the hymn says, “There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from … Continue reading

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Trusting God; October 9, 2020


Jeremiah 31:9 They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; October 4, 2020


Psalm 145:13 The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. I was attracted to this part of the Psalm, but when I went to type in the Japanese it was missing! Then I … Continue reading

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Forgiving; July 31, 2020


Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” This is a very interesting incident. It’s the only place I can recall where someone else’ faith was credited for forgiveness. We don’t … Continue reading

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Giving Credit; July 25, 2020


Matthew 15:31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Performing so many miracles, Jesus naturally got a lot of … Continue reading

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Authority and Forgiveness; July 14, 2020


Matthew 9:8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men. We don’t often think about how faith is intertwined with authority. Right now all sorts of things … Continue reading

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Preaching; July 1, 2020


Lamentations 2:14 The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The oracles they gave you were false and misleading. Lamentations is not a book we read very often, … Continue reading

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Repentance; June 22, 2020


Isaiah 57:21 “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” We love the many gracious promises in the Bible but we tend to ignore the conditional statements. We love, “Peace, peace, to those far and near,” in verse … Continue reading

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Repentance; May 29, 2020


2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will … Continue reading

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